I was watching again the American science fiction film The Planet of the Apes (1968) and the scene at the place where Dr. Cornelius has been doing archeological excavations, near the Forbidden Zone, made me wonder: What if, instead of a human doll, a Star Wars character had been found, not saying "MA-MA!" but something like "No. I am your father!".
That assumption made me think that a massive overproduction of a particular Star Wars character could have increased its probability to last through time and justify such event, thus, I started looking for Star Wars action figure manufacturer production statistics, but I found very little. Instead, my quest took me through the most popular character: Darth Vader to the most expensive one: Boba Fett and that C-3PO and R2D2 are the character that have appeared in every Star Wars movie.
Here my founding regarding massive production:
From Galactic Figures:
The very first Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi action figure was released in 1978 by Kenner during the original vintage Star Wars series. Together with Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan is one of the most produced Star Wars characters in action figure form.
From Boba Fett Fan Club:
Boba Fett has become one of the most produced Star Wars figures from Hasbro.
From Star Wars Toy Museum:
One of the most prolific action figures in the entire Star Wars line, so far Princess Leia has been rendered as an action figure 36 times.
So, who is right? Is there a any reliable or official agency or instance that keep production numbers? That's why I ask: by far, and among Star Wars characters, which one has been produced more than any other of its kind?